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General News Racist University of Chicago slam trigger warnings and safe spaces

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by Robert, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. tyro

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    I hate safe spaces! College should be about challenging ideas. Trigger warnings also (unless it's like rape or murder).
     
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    Its funny that safe spaces and preventing freedom of speech is an attempt to make universities safer when in fact it leads to the opposite. I.e. Extreme positions not being discussed and challenged, and only one dominant leftist ideology. Not safe at all.
     
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    ^That sounds very Nixonian to me. "Those Leftist professors are radicalizing their students to hand this country over to the communists!"

    Now that communism is no longer fashionable, what will it be? An SJW government? That would be terrifying...
     
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    I oppose safe spaces and trigger warnings when it comes to the academic side of university.

    However, if a club is set up to be a safe space for a particular group of people and that club decides not to not speak about controversial or triggering topics then the university has no business telling them otherwise.
     
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    Basically my opinion. Student clubs aren't part of universities proper, set up by students for students - so they should set their own rules.
    On the otherhand, academia in general is about challenging ideas - so it should be left free of safe spaces and trigger warnings.
     
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    Unless their rules and behaviour cross the line (see the fiascos at Goldsmith's university with Bahar Mustafa, or their ISOC society derailing debates around Islam) in which case the university has every right to get involved. They have their name attached, why should they put up with bad press?
     
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    Guys,

    Is it wrong of me to enjoy that so many younger people on here are offended by being called, "Special Snoeflakes"? I just love that. @nd right now I love it even more because I just left a friends house and we were discussing playing old video games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. My buddy's 13 year old son was there and he said, "I dont like those old games they're too pixelated. omg ...yeah ...really.

    And i already said we dont need "safe spaces"...we qlready have one.."from sea to shining sea".

    Now on trigger warnings. Please note that I am triggered by trigger warnings. Please dont judge me because how can you weigh one trauma against another to decide if a trigger is legitimate...eitber they all are or none are. Also dont whine because im triggered by trigger warnings, im not trying to oppose free speech - i just dont want you to talk freely around me because im triggered. So dont say I didnt warn you when you get fired from a facebook post because 100,000 people like me got together and complained that you were using "trigger speech". I fully support free speech as long as it isnt "trigger speech" because I say its bad so now its bad. The only acceptable thing to say about "trigger speech" is whatever I want you to say. You will fully support not triggering me by using "trigger speech" or I will ruin you. Etc etc etc.

    The state thanks you for your cooperation on keeping us informed if you know anyone using "trigger speech" by reporting it to your local party chapter. All those found to be using "trigger speech" will be visited in the night and as we discussed in our youtube "final solution briefing" they and their immediate family will be relocated to a re-education center for training on proper "trigger speech" use and cleansed of the old ways in one of our state-of-the-art special showers.

    Now if you want to have a bit of fun, re-read the last two paragraphs only this time wherever you see (trigger warnings) replace that in your mind with (dirty jew) and whenever you see "trigger speech" replace that in your mind with "dirty jew talk". Good, now read the two previous paragraphs again and enjoy a taste of what WWII era Nazi German propaganda sounded like. Now do you still think trigger warnings are such a good idea?
    (Remember, if you disagree with me, that triggers me as well)

    Have a great totalitarian socialist day!
    -Scanner
     
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  8. anthracite

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    I do not like safe spaces and trigger warnings at all. I will probably get banned from this thread, but let me say this: I suffer from PTSD and not even for that I would want a safe space. I was taught that you get a drink and chill a few hours if you need (yes in every case shit happens) and then move on with life. EVERY species must aim for perfection, strenght and improve survival skills. Stand up and fight. Not safe spaces. The day that our species values weakness (started with safe spaces) and therefore destroys itself the legimitation of existance by nature is lost. If you have no proper instincts, in my opinion you are no more worth than a computer. I know it sounds radical so please don't feel insulted as this was not my intention.
     
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    Say a homophobic guy is going to go on your campus and speak in front of people about how being gay is wrong.
    You don't ban him from speaking. You attend the event, let him say what he wants to say, then AFTERWARD you go onto the stage and debunk all the bs he said.
    If you censor the disagreeing opinions and don't let them speak at all you are getting people to agree with you out of pressure rather than logic and genuine agreement. Furthermore, you're going to give legitimacy to claims from anti-gay bigots and Christian/religious fundamentalists who think THEY are the ones who are discriminated against. It's not a right to refuse service to gay people at your restaurant but it is a right to speak your opinion no matter how screwed up it is. That is NOT saying that you can expect not to get massive backlash for it, however.
    Watch this video. It's interesting:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9gOMW0azBM
     
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